Don’t you hate it when you love a style you see in a magazine, try it, and it just does not work on you? Just like clothing, what is a currently trendy hairstyle, may not always translate well on different head shapes. Unfortunately, you can’t just return a haircut that doesn’t suit you. Hairstyles should always accentuate your natural beauty and reflect your personal style. And a cut that is flattering will never go out of style. Here are our recommendations for hairstyles for each face shape:
Round: You have full cheeks, your length and width are about equal and you have a round and full jawline. Haircuts that fall just below the chin, will accentuate your full jawline. Soft, graduated layers with wispy and tapered ends or longer styles with side swept fringe will add a few angles to your look but still keep your appearance soft. Avoid: If you have curly hair, try to keep it past the shoulders. The key is to create some angles and elongate your features.
Heart-Shaped: You have a wider forehead and cheekbones with a prevalence of length over width and a relatively narrow jaw and pointed chin. Side-swept bangs will draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones and brow grazing fringe draws attention away from your chin. You can rock super short hair, especially the pixie style or sport long hair with long layers that graze your cheekbones. Avoid: A soft look is key here—short, blunt bangs or harsh, choppy layers will be too angular with your face shape. A lot of volume up top and minimal volume on the bottom will make you appear unbalanced.
Oval: Your forehead is slightly wider than your chin, while your face is longer than it is wide. You also have a rounded jawline. An angular or a-line bob will flaunt your features and long, beach waves with layers near the cheekbones, lips or chin will further enhance your length. Avoid: If you have thick or curly hair, avoid an overall blunt cut. If you have this face shape and curly hair, you should avoid short cuts. Layers are key with this look to help break up your features.
Square: Your forehead approximately equals your jaw in length, your face has equal width and height and you have a strong jawline and square chin. Long, layered hairstyle with side bangs, long waves will help to soften your look will also accentuating your natural angles. Texture in the form of curls or choppy ends and sleek styles with layers that start at the jawline will help elongate your appearance. Avoid: All one-length hairstyles, as the key here is to elongate and soften your features. While the classic bob is dramatic, the style could end up looking a bit boxy.